[Foundation-l] Texts deleted on French Wikisource

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 20:59:34 UTC 2010

On 3 June 2010 21:42, Ryan Kaldari <rkaldari at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> There are several handy online guides for how to file DMCA
> counter-notices. It is very easy and doesn't require hiring a lawyer.
> The only catch is that by filing the counter-notice you are putting your
> money where your mouth is and legally asserting that you have the right
> to post the work (so make sure that this is correct or you may end up in
> a lawsuit).

Yep! You want to write a first draft of a guide? I'm sure the EFF or
someone like that will have something suitable to start with.

We can't have a lawyer employed by the WMF look over it, but we have
lots of lawyers amongst the volunteers.

> The current situation is completely different than the NPG situation,
> which involved only bogus threats, not a legally binding takedown notice.

Indeed. If they had issued a takedown notice, someone could have
responded with "it's not bogus. I am this person at this address. Make
my day."

- d.

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